Easy Baked Snow Crab that cooks perfectly in 10 minutes while wrapped inside a foil packet! Each claw cracks easily in half, so you get big meaty chunks of crab every time.
Cooking Snow Crab used to be super intimidating for me. I would be so afraid of under or over cooking them.
Over the years I’ve tried cooking them every way possible and have finally figured out that baking them is the easiest.
I added 2 Snow Crab clusters to each large sheet of tin foil. You don’t want more than that in each foil pack because you want to keep them in a single layer and not overlapping each other, that way they cook evenly.
Then I brushed the Crab Legs with melted butter and garlic.
Sprinkled some Old Bay Seasoning over the Crab (this seasoning really gives the Crab a delicious flavor!)
Wrapped up the foil packets and placed them on a baking sheet (in case it tears, you don’t want this dripping in the bottom of your oven).
Baked these beauties for 10 minutes (no more, no less, exactly 10 minutes) at 450 degrees.
And there it is! Crab Legs that crack perfectly in half!
The big meaty pieces just pull right out, no digging in the shell trying to dig out stringy pieces of crab that are stuck.
If you get Snow Crab when it’s on sale this can be a relatively cheap date night at home. They usually go on sale around the holidays. Right now they are on sale at my local grocery store for $7.99 a pound, I’m guessing this is due to Valentine’s Day coming up!
I actually made these for my son’s 14th birthday. Snow Crab is his ultimate favorite meal, but I knew if we went out to eat this at a restaurant I would’ve ended up spending a whole lot of $$$ for this meal.
I purchased 2 lbs for us which was plenty (figure about a pound per person which is roughly 2 clusters). Served it with some mash potatoes, veggies, and gluten free garlic bread. I think the whole meal cost under $25!
Saving money makes me happy! 🙂
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Easy Baked Snow Crab
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 2-3 1x
- Category: Seafood
- Cuisine: Seafood, Gluten Free
- 2 lbs Snow Crab thawed
- 1/4 cup melted Butter
- 1 Tbs minced Garlic
- 2 Tbs Old Bay Seasoning
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place thawed Snow Crab on a large piece of tin foil (you may need to use 2 sheets of foil), place the clusters next to each other in a single layer.
- In a small bowl mix the melted Butter and Garlic.
- Brush Garlic Butter over Snow Crab.
- Sprinkle Old Bay Seasoning over Snow Crab.
- Carefull seal up the tin foil making sure not to puncture any holes in it with the crab.
- Place on a baking sheet in case of holes or leaks in the foil.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Serve with more melted butter for dipping.
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